Do carpets and mattresses need to be checked for Shatnez? If not why not especially since lets say I walk barefoot on the carpet and jump on the bed barefoot?

  • Why would the fact that you walk barefoot matter? the pasuk says "לא תלבש שעטנז" not "Don't come in contact with Sha'atnez" – Baal Shemot Tovot Mar 26 '12 at 21:24

See R' Avrohom Miller's shatnez halacha series in which he says that according to most poskim, walking barefoot on a shatnez carpet is prohibited, or even not barefoot if the carpet is plush enough to cover part of your feet.

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    I wonder about that, though. The Rema (Yoreh De'ah 301:13) comments that "the skin of the [sole of the] foot is hard and doesn't benefit [from shaatnez] like other skin of the body," and therefore he (citing Tur) allows wearing a heel-less shoe made of shaatnez. – Alex Feb 28 '11 at 15:20
  • So people check their mattresses and carpets for Shatnez? – SimchasTorah Feb 28 '11 at 23:13
  • ok in the questions on the site it says How do I get my carpet or sofa checked? Most shatnez labs make house calls by appointment. – SimchasTorah Mar 1 '11 at 4:34
  • Does anyone know people who do this – SimchasTorah Mar 1 '11 at 4:35

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